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The Peace Commemoration.--The Fireworks in Victoria Park

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    7 June 1856 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    wood engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 17, box XI

Physical description

Illustration from The London Illustrated News depicting a firework display in Victoria Park to celebrate the end of the Crimean War.

Place of Origin

London (published)


7 June 1856 (published)



Materials and Techniques

wood engraving


Height: 9.25 in, Width: 13 in

Object history note

This object was part of the John Edmund Gardner collection of topographical prints and drawings of London. After Gardner's death the collection passed to his son Edmund Thomas, but was sold to Edward Coates MP in 1910. The collection was sold again in 1923 after Coates' death, and was split between various institutions and private collectors. The portion connected with Hoxton, Homerton, Hackney and Bethnal Green was bought by the Hon. Arthur Villiers and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.

Descriptive line

'The Peace Commemoration.--The Fireworks in Victoria Park', engraving from The Illustrated London News, 7 December 1856

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from departmental handlist


Paper (fiber product)


Wood engraving

Subjects depicted

Fireworks; Celebrations; Crowds; Peace; Parks


London history; Prints; Periodicals; Entertainment & Leisure


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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